Sep 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. as fox 5's jennifer davis reports the gender gap is the 14th higher in the country and higher than the national gap as well. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy god mother in delray. >> thank you. >> they are working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out. but yes, i am the dairy god mother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there is no gender gap at her operation. but not shocked to hear there is a big one outside her store. >> i am not surprised at that gap. i think it will continue to improve and improve as time goes by. >> reporter: according to a new report women in virginia earn an average of 81 cents for every dollar that men earn. that difference is larger than in most other states. >> for the same job, they ought to get the same pay. >> reporter: but they don't. the commonwealth institute says the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the merely median income that works out to a difference of nearly $16,000 a year.
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. jennifer davis has more. >> reporter: a group of 30 religious leaders, including priests, rabbis and preachers are meeting in d.c. they want to make it clear that while there are deaf rens in their belief, they're coming together to deject and denounce hateful anti-muslim rhetoric. the group of leaders joined to where they crafted a joint statement calling for respect of what one of america's greatest items are, freedom of religious and they talking with the attorney general this afternoon. in light of a surge and attacks on muslims around the country, the controversy about the building of a mosque near ground zero and now the florida pastor's plans to burn the q'uran, they want to talk with the attorney general about spins the department of justice can take against anti-muslim hate and acts of violence. the faith group said as we approach the anniversary of 9/11, muslims and america are growing scared and religious leaders are growing concerned. >> america was not built on hatred but love. if we get away from that and try to give that message out to the world, it's the wrong me